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What are the best EV tyres?

Blackcircles.com stocks a wide range of electric vehicle tyres. An emerging, but rapidly developing market - EV tyres are becoming increasingly popular as sales of electric vehicles rise.

As of 2022, 137,498 new electric cars have been sold in the UK, giving them a 14% share of the car market in the UK.

What are EV tyres?

Electric vehicle tyres are a category of tyre that has been developed by several manufacturers to meet the specific requirements of an electric vehicle.

Although not reinventing the wheel, tyres developed specifically for electric vehicles do need to perform to specific criteria. Namely, but not exclusively, the extra weight of an electric vehicle - which could lead to longer braking distances on conventiional tyres - and the instant torque of an electric vehicle, which can result in increased an excessive tyre wear on conventional tyres.

To deal with the greater weight of electric and hybrid vehicles, electric car tyres tend to be constructed with a reinforced sidewall. Load distribution across the tyre is also taken into consideration.

Unique tread compound composition can be found in tyres designed specifically for an electric car, with a high proportion of silica often be used to deliver greater tread elasticity – reducing energy los and improving rolling resistance.

Grip and braking on high torque vehicles are dealt with thanks to tread patterns that have been specially developed for aerodynamics and grip - even at high speeds.

Popular EV Tyres

We understand the significance of choosing the right electric vehicle tyres for your vehicle and driving style.
To ensure that there is a choice for all types of motorists Blackcircles.com stocks a range of different EV tyres. With details on the performance to help you make the right choice.

Here are a selection of the current electric vehicle tyres that we stock.

Michelin Pilot Sport EV Acoustic

Designed for drivers of electric sport and high performance cars, and electric sports cars and SUV vehicles.

  • // High performance summer tyre for electric vehicles
  • // Good wet grip for safety performance
  • // Increased battery range
  • // Most popular size ordered - 255/40 R20
Michelin Pilot Sport EV

Continental Eco Contact 6

Designed for maximum fuel efficiency, the Eco Contact 6 is the ideal tyre for the eco-friendly driver.

  • // Maximum fuel efficiency
  • // Increased mileage due to new Green Chili 2.0 compound
  • // Improved grip and handling experience
Continental Eco Contact 6

Bridgestone Turanza Eco

The Bridgestone Turanza Eco Car Tyres are Car Tyres that come in 11 different variants. The Turanza Eco model comes in a variety of rim sizes ranging from 15 to 19 inch.

  • // Featuring Bridgestone's Enliten technology
  • // Reduced rolling resistance for greater range
  • // Comes in a variety of rim sizes ranging from 15 to 19 inch.
  • // Most popular size ordered - 205/55 R19
Bridgestone Turanza

Hankook iON Evo Sound Absorber

The Hankook iON Evo Sound Absorber Car Tyres are Car Tyres that come in 6 different variants. The iON Evo Sound Absorber model comes in a variety of rim sizes ranging from 18 to 21 inch.

  • // The Hankook iON Evo Sound Absorber Car Tyres are Car Tyres that come in 6 different variants.
  • // The iON Evo Sound Absorber model comes in a variety of rim sizes ranging from 18 to 21 inch.
  • // Most popular size ordered - 235/35 R20
Hankook Ventus iON S

Popular EV Car Models

The electric vehcile market is quickly expanding each year. We stock a wide range of tyres suitable for fitment on all types of electric cars. From BMW to Tesla and beyond.

Below you can see a selection of the most popular electric vehicles which we supply EV tyres for at present.

Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 has been developed for a top performance - boasting quick acceleration, long range and quick charging capability.

  • // Built for safety
  • // All-wheel drive, dual motor
  • // Quick acceleration
  • // Most popular size ordered - 235 48 R18
Tesla Model 3

Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is a 100% electric family car - developed for fast charging and long ranges. Sleek on the outside and roomy on the inside. Perfect for the family.

  • // Fast electric charging
  • // Range of up to 239 miles
  • // Instant smooth torque
  • // Most popular size ordered - 205 55 R16
Nissan Leaf

Tesla Model S

The Model S has been constructed from the ground up as an electric vehicle - featuring a robust composition with floor mounted battery pack.

  • // Designed for efficiency
  • // Relentless performance
  • // Optimized aerodynamics
  • // Most popular size ordered - 245 45 R19
Tesla Model S

BMW i3

The BMW i3 allows you to master the road with innovative technologies. With excellent driving dynamics and fast charging capabilities at home or in public.

  • // Amazon Alexa Intergration
  • // Driving assistant plus
  • // Parking assistant
  • // Most popular size ordered - 155 70 19
BMW i3

EV Tyres: Frequently Asked Questions

How much do EV tyres cost?

Like their more conventional counterparts, tyres designed specifically for fitment on electric vehicles vary in price. With the market catering for a range of different price points - from premium models to budget options.

As with most products, the price of EV tyres is dictated by the level of development, types of material and precision of equipment used to construct the tyres.

Electric vehicles tend to be heavier than their petrol or diesel counterparts due to a number of factors. The biggest being the battery – as the weight of a battery required to power a vehicle is great, sometimes making up a quarter of a vehicle’s total weight.

Due to the importance of the battery, the bodywork required to protect the battery also adds weight to a vehicle. Thicker, more robust metal framework is put in place to ensure a battery is not damaged – including strong shell around the battery.

Due to the increases in weight, components such as suspension tend to be more robust in EVs, again adding to the overall weight.

The basic requirements for a tyre fitted to an electric vehicle are the same as that of a petrol or diesel. However, there are some quite specific traits to which they have been adjusted to provide an optimum performance – which has led some of the top tyre manufacturers to develop tyres specifically for use on electric vehicles. These traits include – aerodynamics, rolling resistance, durability, noise and torque.

Spare wheels/tyres are increasingly rare in modern vehicles. This is especially true for hybrid cars. There are a few reasons for this. General tyre maintenance and pressure levels are greater than they once were thanks to the advancements made over the past decade in tyre pressure monitoring system. Incorrect pressure being a common cause for tyre failures.

For EVs, weight is also a factor, with spare wheels adding more weight to an already heavy vehicle – affecting the range they can drive.

If a motorist fits conventional tyres to their EV – that is tyres which were not designed for the torque and weight of electric vehicles – then it can lead to faster wear rates.

EV tyres have been developed and constructed with material which take into consideration the unique requirements of an electric car, which should lead to there being no discernible early or accelerated wearing of the tyres.

Fitting winter tyres to an electric vehicle is not essential – but can help to improve the driving performance of the vehicle during the winter months.

Deciding on whether winter tyres are needed for an EV is a decision for the owner of the vehicle to make. To find out more about winter tyres and their benefits, visit our winter tyres page.

The tyres of an electric or hybrid car may require rotation during it’s lifespan. There is no industry standard recommendation on EV tyre rotation – so it is advised that you rotate the tyres on your EV in accordance with the information in your vehicle’s instruction manual.

As a rule of thumb, electric vehicles require less maintenance than conventional petrol and diesel vehicles.

However, that is not to say things can’t go wrong or that components will not require some work. Regular maintenance may be required on such items as the pollen filter (replacement), brakes (and brake fluid) and air conditioning.

Unlike a conventional petrol or diesel vehicle, electric/hybrid cars do not make use of engine oil. So an oil change, as we know it, is not required.

However, electric vehicles do use a type of oil in their gearboxes – as such this type of oil could require changing during an EV’s lifespan.